Sports Law Research Guide

A guide to resources for researching legal issues related to sports in the United States.


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Getting Started With Your Research

Legal issues related to sports revolve around a number of areas of law, ranging from labor law to contracts to torts to intellectual property and others, so secondary sources are often the best place to begin when researching a sports law question. These secondary sources will point researchers to relevant statutory and case law.  

For more guidance on researching specific legal topics involved in sports law -- such as labor law, contract law, tort law, trademark law, etc. -- refer to our other research guides covering these particular topics.  See also the list of "Other Relevant Research Guides" on the right-hand side of this page.

For international sports law research, please refer to our Olympics & International Sports Law Research Guide


Other Relevant Research Guides

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Update History

Revised 2/20 (KM)
Updated 03/24 (MK)